Potterne Cricket Club
Potterne Cricket Club is a thriving community driven village cricket Club based in the heart
Address: Coxhill Lane, Devizes, SN10 5PH
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of the picturesque Wiltshire countryside, formed in 1936 and playing its home games at Club headquarters ‘The Grove’.
The Club’s 1st XI are currently playing in the Premier Two division of the West of England Premier League and have achieved numerous promotions over recent seasons.
The Club operate 4 Saturday league sides, a Sunday XI, Midweek ‘Wilts Wallop’ team and offer youth cricket for ages 6 to 18.
The ethos of the club is to provide a safe and friendly environment in which cricketers of all abilities can enjoy playing the game at a suitable competitive level whilst nurturing and developing young players, to maximize their potential and giving opportunities to flourish.
The first Wiltshire county squad of 2014 contained no less than 3 young cricketers who have come through the ranks with the Club. Clubmark accreditation and ECB Focus Club status were achieved early in the Clubs recent rapid development, and the involvement with local schools through the ‘Chance to Shine’ scheme has led to participation as an MCC Foundation Cricket Hub Club.
The club throws open its doors to everyone, regardless of sex, age or ability – and alongside its thriving youth section – offers cricket coaching and competitive matches for girls, ladies and has recently taken the lead in Wiltshire by introducing a disability side.
Facilities at Potterne have been improved season on season thanks to the tremendous work of the Committee and the army of volunteers that are so important to the ongoing success the Club has enjoyed.
Fund-raising is essential to enable the Club to provide first class facilities and coaching and the whole Club gets involved with each team responsible for finding different ways of achieving this. Social nights, club quizzes, fantasy leagues, a beer festival, sponsored walks, race nights, golf days, supermarket bag-packing are all regular diary entries in the club calendar and always well supported.